Zuckerberg’s Presidential Hopes Drift After Data Scandal
US Presidential Winner 2020
Mark Zuckerberg’s chances of one day becoming US President have taken a hit this week following his appearance in front of a US Senate committee.
The Facebook co-founder and self-made billionaire was quizzed by Senators regarding the role of the social media giant in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which alleges that the personal data of up to 87 million users was improperly shared with the political consulting firm.
Positive feedback for his performance, which some pundits described as ‘confident’, did nothing to retrieve Zuckerberg’s dwindling chances of reaching the White House.
He has drifted out to 28/1 from 18/1 as punters seem to have turned their backs on the entrepreneur following the personal data concerns.
Rumours had been rife of Zuckerberg launching a Presidential bid after reports that he had hired former campaign managers and consulted board members about how he could enter politics.
But he is now out to 14/1 from 10/1 to even be the Democratic candidate for the 2020 Election, while Donald Trump is into 7/4 from 2/1 to win the poll and head into a second term as commander-in-chief.
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